This series introduces you to the new people in the UON community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.

New Professors Talk

The University of Newcastle is proud to present its new professors through a dynamic public lecture series, 'New Professors Talk'. This series introduces you to the new people in our community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.

Join us at the Newcastle Museum on Wednesday 31 August 2016 for the last talk in our 2016 series as Professor Tania Sourdin presents:

What is justice?

Professor Tania Sourdin

Why does a definition of justice matter when dealing with civil disputes?

The way that justice is defined shapes our public policy and expenditure debate. A critical issue is to what extent government should fund civil disputes between people and organisations and how government and courts support civil society and the rule of law. Exploring the origins of the justice concept enables us to consider how justice will fare as alternative dispute resolution and new technologies reshape civil dispute arrangements.

Professor Tania Sourdin will draw upon her past research to explore depictions of justice throughout the years as well as narratives about, and perceptions of, justice to consider the role of courts and lawyers into the future.

Professor Sourdin recently joined the University of Newcastle as the new Dean and Head of the Newcastle University Law School. Prior to this role, she was at Monash University where she was the Foundation Chair and Director of the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation.

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